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Shelly Sanders’ RACHEL’S SECRET set to launch

Our calendars are marked for the launch of Shelly Sanders‘ debut young adult novel, Rachel’s Secret! Burlington, Ontario’s historic  A Different Drummer Books will host Second Story Press as it fetes Shelly and her book on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Published in … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE nominated for OLA Evergreen Award

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to announce that Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Commonwealth Prize- and Danuta Gleed Literary Award-nominated collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA’S) 2012 Evergreen Award! The Evergreen, which … Continue reading

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Steven Skurka to host own show for NewsTalk 1010

In addition to making appearances on CTV news programs, Tilted (Dundurn Press 2008, 2011) author Steven Skurka writes a weekly legal column, “Skurka’s Spin,” for CTV.ca. Now Torontonians can look also to NewsTalk 1010 when in need of Steven’s sound legal perspectives. Beginning … Continue reading

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Novella recognized by Miami University

Erika Rummel, honoured by Random House of Canada with a 2011 Student Award in Writing, has another accolade to add to her literary CV: a new novella, Unspeakable, was a runner up in the Miami University Press Novella Contest. Congratulations, … Continue reading

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Breakfast with legal expert Steven Skurka

Steven Skurka–trial lawyer, CTV News legal expert, and author of Tilted: The Trials of Conrad Black (2nd ed. Dundurn Press 2011)–is slated to appear at a breakfast hosted by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Darcie Friesen Hossack to give university lecture on Mennonite writing

British Columbia-based food columnist Darcie Friesen Hossack, author of the acclaimed short stories collected in Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), is heading east this March. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Darcie will be a guest of Conrad Grebel University College at … Continue reading

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GIRL IN SHADES makes waves south of the border

Perhaps we wrote too soon when we recapped the best of the press garnered by Allison Baggio‘s debut novel, Girl in Shades. A review from Pennsylvania’s The Weekender found its way to our inbox only this morning, and it is quite the rave. … Continue reading

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New writing by Erika Rummel

Fans of Erika Rummel‘s Playing Naomi (Guernica Editions 2009)–among them, surely, the poet and critic Judith Fitzgerald, who called the book ”imaginatively artful” and “gripping” when she reviewed it for the Globe & Mail–will be delighted to hear that an audio excerpt of Erika’s … Continue reading

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Season’s Readings

Of all the book-related holiday pursuits the HSW Literary Agency enjoys, the one we look forward to the most is the Advent Book Blog. Now in its third year, the blog offers book-lovers and those who shop for them, as … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE a 2011 best first fiction pick!

At this time of year, there’s no better way to begin the work week than with news that a client’s book has made a year-end best-of list. Things are off to a great start here at the HSW Literary Agency thanks to … Continue reading

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